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Ground Zero: A Zombie Apocalypse [Kindle Edition]

Nicholas Ryan
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)

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Book Description

“This is exactly the kind of intelligent, action-packed zombie thriller that fans of DJ Molles and Max Brooks will love!”
- ZombieBookBlog
When the zombie apocalypse sweeps across the eastern states of America, Jack Cutter is the man least likely to last beyond the first few minutes. Dealing with the recent tragic deaths of his wife and child, Cutter is forced into a desperate struggle for survival - and for redemption. Everything Cutter came to expect from life is torn away and turned upside down so that all he has left is his instinct and a sense of fate that compels him on his journey.
The action is frantic and terrifying as Cutter slowly discovers the cost of staying alive is dealing with his guilt and accepting responsibility he can never be prepared for.
'Ground Zero: A Zombie Apocalypse' is a real story with real characters that readers will cheer on until the final shocking twist.
A novel of approx. 57,000 words.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1944 KB
  • Print Length: 213 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F83EPL4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #50,823 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Exhilarating and Utterly Gripping Read! 1 Oct. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
You know you're in for a great read when on the first page you're hit with a body of text that makes you do a double take, read, re-read and read again.

With `Ground Zero' Nicholas Ryan evokes with words the gore, horror and sheer mayhem that one would expect from any great Zombie novel, and he manages to do so with no small amount of finesse.
This very compelling storyline sucked me in from the beginning. `Ground Zero' is the kind of book that once you start you won't want to put down.

Stemming from a terrorist attack this story begins with a pandemic zombie virus rapidly spreading across the continental US.
The unexpected outbreak wreaks complete and utter anarchy over all that is within its reach, turning allies into enemies and going a long way to prove that knowledge and foresight can mean the difference between life and death.

I love how the author depicts the initial outbreak by switching from one to another then another of the many victims of this virus. Stepping up the hysteria level, it compounds the fact that the virus is rampant and no matter, who, where or what your station is in life... nobody is safe and there is nowhere to run!

Our unlikely hero Jack Cutter is a superbly written character. Jack takes on every obstacle thrown in his way, despite his every instinct telling him to duck and run. Watching this broken man emerge from such a dark place in his life to find faith again makes for an exhilarating and utterly gripping read.

This is not your average Zombie horror story, it is so much more!

*I would highly recommend Ground Zero by Nicholas Ryan to any fans of The Remaining by DJ Molles.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zombie Apocalypse... 21 Sept. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Ok so I have never read a zombie book before, I have only just started watching The Walking Dead (WD) and the only zombie book I know of is World War Z by Max Brooks...But now I can say I am no longer a Zombie Virgin (that sounds wrong on so many levels)

Well the first couple paragraphs and I knew I had to see this book through to the end. As opposed to WD the origin of the virus that zombifies people is explained at the beginning...and I must say it was an ingenious idea from Mr Ryan...and definitely one of the reasons I was hooked in the beginning.

The main character Cutter is an ordinary guy, facing his own personal demons, but still takes on leadership unselfishly to assist others to escape the coming wrath of death. The characters he comes across in the book some quickly and some for the duration of the story, all serve a purpose in shaping the story. Each interaction is swift and effortlessly written. Nothing is dragged out...though there is still enough tension to keep you on the edge of you chair.

The book is a little graphic, which is to be expected based on the genre, but not sickeningly so. The story is descriptive enough to allow the reader to gain a clear insight into the scene without robbing the reader of extending their own imagination while reading.

The story played out well, not once was I overwhelmed by scenes that were unrealistic (even though zombies aren't real....right? O_o ) I still don't like zombies...but I must say I will happily read more of Mr Ryan's work in the future...zombie stories and all! A great book well worth a read!!! A big five+ stars from me!!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read! 26 Sept. 2013
Im a big zombie film fan, ive read a few zombie books but dont find them quiet as good as a film..... untill now!

This book is well written, the beginning really sets the seen for the rest of the book and I enjoyed how the author did it,

As I kept reading I knew this would be a great book, it was like a film playing in my mind the description of what wad happening was that good, each time I had to stop reading it was like id pressed pause on a dvd.

I found myself on the edge on my seat.. literally!
I recommend this to anyone who loves anything zombie and anyone who loves to read,
I hope there are more books to come from the author as he has a true talent in bringing the imagination to life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Story I won't forget... 12 Jan. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Ground Zero
By Nicholas Ryan

Zombie books have not been my genre but I have finally found a writer whose zombie books intrigue me and hold my interest. In fact I could not put it down once I started it. Ground Zero is fast paced, full of action and all the zombie contact you will want to read. Follow the characters in the story from the beginning of the zombie virus as it is released by terrorists and on through their efforts to survive. The descriptions in this book had me looking over my shoulder as I could feel myself immersed into the story. I can't recommend it enough and it is a five star action packed Zombie hit that will have me watching for more books by Nicholas Ryan.
Bella Doerres
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the worst but not the best either 29 April 2014
By Nes
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book has some good ideas, some of which were executed well (who doesnt love a mad dash for safety when the hero is being pursued by zombies?). However, there were some issues with this book, first, the author tended to describe the female characters using language more suited for a romance novel (breasts jutting against t-shirts, rounded thighs etc), which was incongruous due to the nature of the book (surely the hero would be more interested in avoiding zombies than assessing the shape of a female characters thigh as she runs away from said zombies?). Second, the women in the book all seemed to feel that they needed a man in order to survive, now if the female characters had all been hopeless wimps this attitude could have worked. However, the male character they are so keen to follow is a loser, with no weapons, no plan and a bit of a death wish - at one point there are 3 girls who are in possession of a car, guns (which they know how to shoot) and a survival kit who still beg the male character to come with them rather than going off on his own, despite the fact that he has nothing other then the fact he is a bloke to offer them.... I mean really? If the bloke had been a keen survivalist with weapons galore I could have understood, but I just didnt get the whole man = survival thing when applied to this particular male character. Finally there were certain aspects fo the book which were unexplained in an annoying fashion - apparently driving at night is an issue - why? are zombies faster at night? are you worried about them seeing the headlights? how do you know its an issue as this is the first time you have tried driving at night with zombies around?..... sigh, in conclusion could have been a great book, but needed a good editor to sort out the kinks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Creepy cover - great book!
My son loved this - well-written and apparently great attention to detail. "Author really knew what he was talking about" said son. Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a ride!!
I must confess that Nicholas Ryan's Ground Zero was the first book I read within this genre, but I got caught by it instantly. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Anne Bock
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Good cheap pulp. Take it as it is.
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Published 13 months ago by Sarah
1.0 out of 5 stars This has the distinction of being the worst book I've ever paid money...
This has the distinction of being the worst book I've ever paid money for. Absurd cartoon style violence with less character development than the average Tom and Jerry film and an... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Gene Young
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful!
Nice idea about the terrorist plot but it goes rapidly downhill after chapter 1. All the clichés are there - the useless religious figure, women throwing themselves at our... Read more
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